|18 months for fleeing and gun violation|
|The Press - News|
|Written by Jim McGauley|
|Thursday, 10 May 2012 11:34|
A Lake City man with a criminal record of drug and weapon offenses was sentenced May 1 to 18 months in prison after he entered no contest pleas to carrying a concealed firearm and fleeing police.
Kentavis Walker, 21, was arrested in south Macclenny on Leap Day this year after he accelerated away from a county deputy who had pulled up behind him parked in the middle of the street and led the officer on a chase of several blocks.
Police found a pistol and six small baggies of cocaine and marijuana in the vehicle but the state dropped drug possession counts in return for the two other pleas. An initial count of driving on a suspended license was also dropped.
Mr. Walker was in the company of a 16-year-old Macclenny girl that night. At the time of his arrest, he was also wanted in Columbia County.
In other sentencings during that court session that saw dozens of cases continued, Jeffery Burnsed Jr. was given a six-month term in county jail followed by 18 months on drug offender probation.
He pleaded no contest to using a firearm under the influence of alcohol, sale and possession of a controlled drug, grand theft, fraudulent use of a credit card and burglary.
Mr. Burnsed had two sets of cases pending, from the spring of 2011 and February of this year.
• Sherrie Lynn Padgett drew a six-month jail sentence following by a similar period on probation in return for a plea to driving while her license was revoked as an habitual traffic offender.
• Judge Phyllis Rosier gave Randolph Soto credit for 55 days he has been in jail since his arrest in March for felony driving on a revoked license and resisting arrest. He will be in county jail a total of six months.
• Edward Stewart admitted to violating probation in two 2011 drug cases and will be in county jail three months.
• Judge Rosier placed Lee Battles Jr. on probation for one year and ordered him to do 50 hours of community service after his no contest pleas to felony fleeing police and driving on a suspended license.
• Anthony Hakes Jr. was given credit for a half year he served in county jail, then placed on a 20-month probation after pleading to battery and disorderly conduct.
Judge Rosier ordered him to undergo substance abuse evaluation and to pen an apology letter.
• A five-year probation term was given Wayne Wilkerson after he pleaded to attempted arson. The judge ordered him to abstain from alcohol and non-prescribed drugs.
• Andrew Altom admitted to violating probation in two 2010 traffic cases and will be on house arrest for the remainder of his term after serving ten days in jail. He was also ordered to get a driver’s license.
Rebecca Graves will be on drug offender probation a year after admitting she violated probation from a 2010 prescription fraud case, and one year probation terms were ordered for Wesley Zipperer for criminal mischief and Mark Pringle for petty theft.
|Last Updated on Thursday, 10 May 2012 13:18|